I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.
Some Colchester High School art students are gaining wide attention for their creative expression.
Nick Bezio won his grade category’s top honor in the state for his submission to the Junior Duck Stamp Contest. The contest, an educational program sponsored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, presents the “Best of Show” submissions from state/territory competitions around the country to the national competition, the winner of which becomes the image for the next Junior Duck Stamp. The stamps are then sold by various organizations in order to fund environmental and conservation programs.
Lucie Stein won second place for her entry, “Unfinished Evolution,” into the Congressional Art Competition in Montpelier. She was one of 158 high school students from 34 schools across Vermont to enter the competition, which, championed by Congressman Peter Welch and originally initiated by former US Senator Jim Jeffords, celebrates artistic talent in every congressional district in the nation. Winning entries selected at the district level are displayed at the US Capitol Building for one year.
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